Condé Nast Traveler appointed "The Hamptons” the eighth most unfriendly city on its “2014 Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the U.S.” list.
Charleston, S.C., was number one for most friendly, and for unfriendliest, Newark took home the gold.
"The Hamptons,” although not a city, earned its ranking through Condé Nast's Readers' Choice Survey, in which readers anonymously shared their most recent travel experiences. The consensus here seems to be " ‘incredible if you know someone, challenging if you don't,’ " Condé Nast writes in a summary of the feedback. “Some choose to visit in the winter, when you can ‘get to know the natural environment and local artist communities, rather than the upscale summer crowd.’ " Condé Nast recommends the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton as an “unpretentious spot.”
Told about the survey on Thursday, East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. said, “Pardon me, I have to laugh.” His response to the ranking? “They can put it in their pipes and smoke it.”